Ankara's realignment with Russia will cost Turkey more than it thinks
By Merve Tahiroglu and Greg Everett, opinion contributors — 04/29/19 02:30 PM EDT
Washington’s deadline for Turkey to abandon its plans to purchase the S-400 surface-to-air missile defense system from Russia is fast approaching, with little progress. Fiercely defending his purchase of the missile, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is accelerating Turkey’s strategic shift away from NATO. The costs of this shift are much larger than Turkey’s leaders are willing to admit — and not only on the country’s defense sector, but also its energy sector.
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